English IV, Communication Applications
Room 121 | Phone: 386-7724
This is my 1st year at the OC, and I am looking forward to a great year. I can't wait to get to know all of you!
On this web site you will find links to your assignments, our class message board, and websites to help you study.
Helpful and fun Web sites:
Free Rice: This site allows you to improve your vocabulary, and it donates to world hunger!
SAT Question of the Day: Practice your testing skills!
Brain Pop: Offers onlinevideo tutorials and learning games.
To earn your English IV credit, you must complete both a senior project and a number of English IV TEKS activities. The link above takes you to the online folder that contains these TEKS activities. Read the directions for each assignment carefully and submit your responses to me in person or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The link above takes you to instructions and handouts for your Senior Career Research Project. Read the directions for each step carefully.
To earn credit for Comm. Apps., you need to complete three packets that correspond to three power point presentations, and you need to present three speeches. One speech requires interaction with a partner, one with a group, and one is solo. The link above will take you to the online folder that contains these assignments.
Extra Credit Opportunity!
As November's general election approaches, I encourage you to get informed and involved! I am offering extra credit in each of my classes for those who watch the presidential and vice presidential debates and carefully consider the issues presented. Write a one-page analysis of what you see for each debate.
You can watch them online, you can watch live on any major network, or you can listen on the radio at KUT 90.5
Here's the Schedule:
Domestic Policy -- October 3, 2012 Watch Online
Vice Presidential Debate -- October 11, 2012 Watch Online
Town Hall Debate -- October 16, 2012, 8:00 P.M. on ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX or Watch Online
Foreign Policy -- October 22, 2012, 8:00 P.M. on ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox or Watch Online
For English IV, you will receive credit for TWO of the TEKS checklist assignments (this excludes senior project steps) for EACH one-page write up you complete.
For Communication Applications, you will receive TWO bonus points on your Comm. Apps. average for EACH one-page write up you complete. Remember, though, your average cannot be higher than 100...